can you create RSS feed of deepzoom images ?

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Can you create an RSS list with references to DeepZoom content ?
This way, I would like to share my deepzoom collection with people
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Dieter De Cooman

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Hey Dieter,

Sorry for the delay, but the answer is yes, you can! Each <item> in the feed should include:

  • An <enclosure> referencing the .dzc/.dzi/.xml of the image or collection. The MIME type of this enclosure must be "text/xml".

  • An optional <enclosure> referencing a thumbnail for this image or collection. The MIME type of this enclosure must be "image/jpeg" or "image/png". This thumbnail should be at least 64x64 and is ideally no bigger than 128x128.

  • A <guid> with some unique value. This can be an actual GUID (e.g. generated through, or it can simply be the URL of the image or collection.

Here is an example feed:

&lt;?xml version=&quot;1.0&quot;?&gt;
&lt;rss version=&quot;2.0&quot;&gt;

&lt;title&gt;My Seadragon RSS&lt;/title&gt;
&lt;description&gt;Some cool Seadragon content.&lt;/description&gt;

&lt;title&gt;My Picture Set&lt;/title&gt;
&lt;author&gt;johnsmith&#064;example&#046;com (John Smith)&lt;/author&gt;

<strong>&lt;enclosure type=&quot;text/xml&quot; length=&quot;0&quot;
url=&quot;http&#058;//example&#046;com/mycollection.xml&quot; /&gt;</strong>
<strong>&lt;enclosure type=&quot;image/jpeg&quot; length=&quot;0&quot;
url=&quot;http&#058;//example&#046;com/mycollection.jpg&quot; /&gt;</strong>


Hope this helps, and let us know if you try this!